Originally Posted by brokencog
Reading the original post, I get the sense there is more of a desire to BUY something, than to USE something.
Yeah, that's my impression, as well... Frankly, for a full-time liveaboard who desires a 'master bedroom' in a boat of that size, and for whom money is apparently no object, I'd recommend a powerboat... A Sea Ray or Sunseeker would definitely score him plenty more chicks in Miami and South Beach than a Humter, that's for certain... (grin)
I rate the current trend in newbies starting out 40-footers to be a major contributing factor to sailors motoring more while underway, and sailing less... And, for some of the appalling sail trim one so often sees out there...
Learning to sail on boats of such size, it's simply so much more difficult to appreciate the DIFFERENCE
that is made by the sort of tweaking of sail controls that are such a part of sailing small boats well, and where the feedback is so much more apparent, and instantaneous...